Commissioner praises Australian Police Medal recipients

QUEENSLAND Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has praised the six recipients of the Australian Police Medal who hail from the QPS ranks and who have been nationally honoured for their service.

He said the recipients, Sergeant Amanda Cornhill, Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson, Chief Superintendent Allan McCarthy, Senior Sergeant Brandon McMahon, Superintendent Noel Powers and Sergeant Catherine Purcell share a vast and varied career history between them and had served across Queensland in a number of roles.

"Through their varied careers each of these recipients has displayed the desired and exemplary attributes of a QPS officer," he said.

"I would like to give my own personal thanks and congratulations to each of the officers and also that on behalf of the service."

Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey said on Monday the awards reflected the dedication and commitment these officers have shown in service to the Queensland community.

"Each day Queenslanders benefit from the actions of our emergency services men and women, especially in times or hardship and it is a privilege to see their contributions rewarded," he said.


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